Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022

Tucson, AZ, USA

VB
124 reviews
Jul 22 - 31, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022
Tucson, AZ, USA

124 reviews

Jul 22 - 31, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

Summertime in Southeast Arizona is an excellent time to look for all the local specialties unique to the region. Cooling monsoon rains beginning in June and running into September quench the land and cover the grasslands with lush vegetation. This period, often referred to as Arizona’s ‘second spring,’ marks the start of the breeding season for quite a few of the target specialties and a resurgence of breeding activity for many others. This is the best time of year for such targets as Montezuma Quail and Botteri’s & Cassin’s Sparrows, which are at their most vocal. Southeastern Arizona is also known as the “hummingbird capital of the US” with 15 species being possible, including Rivoli’s (recently split from Magnificent), Broad-billed, Violet-crowned, Calliope, Blue-throated, and Lucifer Hummingbirds, with such rarities as Plain-capped Starthroat, White-eared and Berylline Hummingbirds appearing with some regularity in recent years. This is a great time in general for Mexican vagrants to show up, and parts of our itinerary will remain fluid to give us the best chance at finding whatever exciting birds happen to be around. Tufted Flycatcher, Flame-colored Tanager, Rufous-capped Warbler and even Eared Quetzal are possible!

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Flight to Tucson
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until June 21, 2022only 3 left

Room-sharing

$2750
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until June 21, 2022only 3 left

For those wanting their own room

$3400
Deposit: $300

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Ventures Birding Tours
124 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

What a beautiful day we had birding with Keith! Always enjoy his outings. Was well organized with several pre-planned stops along the way to see several varieties of warblers migrating through. The lake was a bit high to see mass quantities of shorebirds, but Keith still made it fun pointing out several cool birds and taking us on a beautiful hike to the end of the road.
By Kathleen W for Shorebirds at Rankin Bottoms on 15 Sep, 2021
After a bit of a wait for the fog to lift we saw a lot of birds. Most common warbler was Tennessee, estimated at over 100. Great guide in Aaron and Simon.
By Alan's Email L for Spectacular Fall Migration 2 on 14 Sep, 2021
Very productive trip. Great guide, warblers are his passion. Kevin is considerate, pays attention to details, makes sure you see the bird , identifies calls and works to obtain your target birds. Well organized, considering dealing with Covid and restaurants etc. never in an uncomfortable situation. Have booked additional trips with Kevin
By Christine S for Warbler Weekend - Asheville, NC on 09 Sep, 2021
The birding and guide were outstanding. We would have appreciated more thought/planning on meals.
By June A for August Shorebirding on 09 Sep, 2021
Good birds and good people. A lovely trip all around. Thanks to Craig and Pam for an informative, relaxing trip.
By duffy k for August Shorebirding on 08 Sep, 2021
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